Below is a picture of a crowded beach in Britain.
Last year NOT ONE SINGLE CASE OF CORONAVIRUS was contact traced to any beach anywhere in Britain, all the way from Lands End to John O'Groats, NOT ONE CASE!
In this country, heading into peak summer season for summer sports like golf, tennis, cricket an Taoiseach and the Minister are still ordering that facilities at sports clubs such as changing rooms, showers, kitchens, meeting rooms must remain closed.
Look closely at the image below and ask yourself how different is your sports club changing room - other players in their underwear, drying down with towels, sitting down or lying back recovering after a burst of effort - how different is the scene in your changing area from the picture below, and if clubs guarantee to keep the area well ventilated how can an Taoiseach and the minister of health possibly justify that order to keep it shut?
The answer is they cannot justify it because it cannot be justified!
How many cases of virus in this country were last year contact traced to a golf or tennis club? How many??
This is something sports loving men and women in this country should now be getting angry about, and not just angry about, but furious, and they need to let the Taoiseach and the minister know this.
Sports lovers especially have to let the higher ups in their club know their mind on this because sadly in far too many clubs the higher ups - the committee, the chairman, the secretary - are establishment figures, they might be in the public sector, teachers, gardai, in the bank or local government and they won't want to go against positions they have to take at work.
The higher ups in your club who you would expect to be fighting for your club are often the very ones blocking your club from the change that members want, THE HIGHER UPS MIGHT NOW BE PART OF THE PROBLEM!
Sports lovers cannot let another summer go by with their club barely operating, especially when it is well known that over 80% of covid cases suffer from vitamin D deficiency, for which the best treatment is .... outdoor exercise, exposed to warm sunshine.
Sports lovers need to get angry about his, they need to start finding their inner rage and tap into it, because that's the way to peak performance in their sport, and is the way to ensure that they have a game at all to play this summer.
Look at the picture below. No recorded covid from any beach anywhere in Britain last year. Then ask yourself, how is it so different from your club's locker and showers area with the windows open and the blowers on?
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